Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 230 63
Muscle pain 223 80
Fibromyalgia 168 44
Stiffness/spasticity 49 14
Migraine headaches 43 6
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 38 17

Show all 154 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 6
Moderate 16
Mild 24
None 253

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Magnesium

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 17
Loose bowel movements 4
Abdominal cramps 2
Burning sensation 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Bowel urgency 1

Show all 18 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Magnesium

Dosage Patients
400 mg daily 24
250 mg daily 23
500 mg daily 20
406 mg daily 13
600 mg daily 13
377 mg daily 10
64 mg daily 7
580 mg daily 7
1 tablet(s) daily 6
800 mg daily 6

See all 88 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 67
Did not seem to work 49
Expense 21
Course of treatment ended 19
Side effects too severe 18
Personal research 16
Doctor's advice 13
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 175 patients who've stopped taking Magnesium

Duration

Currently taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 18
1 - 2 years 39
2 - 5 years 76
5 - 10 years 73
10 years or more 31

Stopped taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 21
1 - 6 months 52
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 36
2 - 5 years 33
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 192
Usually 73
Sometimes 19
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 21
A little hard to take 46
Not at all hard to take 223
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 8
< $25 148
Not specified 141
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40 patient evaluations for Magnesium

Aug 18, 2009 (Started Jan 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cramps)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Great for cramps

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 6, 2009 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Keep upping the dose until it works.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 1, 2008 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Sep 17, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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